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Re: XFCE 4.10

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:45:47PM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 10:38:34PM +0200, Reinoud Zandijk wrote:
> > I allways wondered why we can't download the entire distro in one go thus
> > ensuring all the files/packages are in sync and working. Then either a
> > xfce4-base package, xfce4-extras, xfce4-... whatever mega packages can be
> > build and not 20 variants with their own patches etc.etc. Saves lots of 
> > update
> > hassle and if there is a new distro file, just port that one instead of
> > porting X other packages everywhere. See, Firefox is also one package and 
> > not
> > 20!
> The porting effort is much higher if you have one thing to port
> instead of many, and you get some sense of progress earlier. Also, why
> should we merge stuff if upstream has it separately?

They stated packaging xfce in one tgz for some time, beginning of the 4.10
version. They have the programs in separate dirs yes, but they are distributed
as one-thing.

> For you as user, I understand that you don't care about that, if it
> works ;)

I tried porting it earlier, before they started creating a monolitic tgz. And
yes, i got quite fed up by the tons of packages and dependencies i had to


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